Jan 5, 2009: "Deans still has work to do, not least sorting out the frustrating inconsistency that plagues the team, particularly the senior players." Keiran Smith writes
Dec 30, 2008: As the curtain falls on another action-packed 12 months of top-class rugby we select our team of the year
Rugby Review 2008
Dec 22, 2008: With two Grand Slams, a host of thrilling finals and an unhealthy dose of controversy - it is safe to say that 2008 will go down in the history books as a memorable year for the sport
Dec 17, 2008: "This year will certainly go down as a year to remember in Wales and Munster, perhaps even in New Zealand, but in the rest of the rugby world it is probably a year best forgotten." John Taylor writes
Dec 1, 2008: "However good the individuals, and they are very good indeed, the sum of the parts exceeds." Huw Turner writes
Oct 3, 2008: The fixtures for the 2009 Tri-Nations tournament have been confirmed by the executive of SANZAR
South African Rugby
Sep 25, 2008: Andy Marinos and Keith Parkinson have been named by SA Rugby as acting managing director and board chairman respectively.
Sep 25, 2008: The South African Rugby Union's call for the dropping of the additional Experimental Law Variations has been labelled "disappointing'' by their New Zealand counterparts.
Sep 24, 2008: The South African Rugby Union has advised Australia and New Zealand that it believes that the 2009 SANZAR competitions should be played under the global Experimental Law Variations (ELVs).
South Africa Rugby
Sep 19, 2008: SA Rugby chairman Mpumelelo Tshume and Managing Director Jonathan Stones are to part company with the organisation
Sep 18, 2008: Five players are in the running for this year's John Eales Medal
Sep 13, 2008: New Zealand claimed the 2008 Tri-Nations title and retained the Bledisloe Cup with a hard-fought 28-24 victory over Australia at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Aug 16, 2008: The latest chapter in this year's Tri-Nations was played out in Cape Town on Saturday as the All Blacks scored three tries and shut out the Springboks 19-0.